Monday, December 24, 2012


Today it is a peaceful day by definition therefore I really regret that I have to answer to this attack of Gary Wright – a self-made Rossi killer. The message is this and it is impressive by taxonomy and logical flux.
However my admiration stops abruptly here. The main issue of this dispute is a statement from a recent publication of Gary i.e.

“Now if any person would like to challenge our claims above we would be happy to meet you in court.”

It is a rather strange verbal construct how the neutral “any person” becomes the threatening “you”? By which logic? And who can be happy in the court – a very stressing place, except sadists and masochists? De gustibus non disputandum.

See please:

I have interpreted this message of Gary as ACTIVE:
 “If you do not agree with what we say, we will call you to court”

Very angrily Gary says repeatedly that I have grossly misinterpreted his statement that is PASSIVE and has to be read like:
“we are ready to confront those challengers in court, if they will start some legal actions”

 However, please take a look to
the challengers (any person, you) do not take him (Gary) to court. Why Gary, who is hopefully a native American-English speaker, has not used a better wording? As “we are prepared (please add how are you prepared?) to confront in court Rossi and his accomplices, collaborators, fans, supporters in - if they call us there. That “happy to go in court” formulation is, in my opinion clumsy and very open to interpretation.
It is a proof that Gary is not an alter ego of Steve Krivit who writes crystal clear sentences.
I have NOT misinterpreted Gary’s statement the fault is entirely his. (Dear readers please VOTE, who is right?!).

Gary informs us that the court issue was caused by people associated with Rossi who don’t like the shutdownRossi idea. and are threatening him with legal actions but where are these documents attesting Gary’s victim status?

Gary says he respects democratic values and freedom of opinion
And he really respects those opinions that are similar to his.
However the calling in court issue is NOT over!

Gary Wright writes:
I believe in the right for everyone to say and believe whatever they choose.  What I do not think is right is for someone to violate laws and morals by carrying on a fraud and scam, defrauding people out of their money.  And in this case I am devoting a little of my time and effort by concentrating on Andrea Rossi’s e-Cat scam and fraud, only because it is connected to cold fusion/LENR

This is more interesting than it seems a la prima vista!
First Gary knows hat Rossi is doing a lot of harm to many people and instead of boldly going to Court as a good citizen (of US and of the world), he chooses the inefficient method of blogging – thus being an e-paper tiger fixed to words but fearing action.
He has some excuses:
- he needs victims of Rossi to represent them; where are these victims?
- he needs an identity, but apparently he is just a nickname, face- and CV-less, ungoogleable (if you make a search for “Peter Gluck” first comes a successful American architect and I am the second with many statements for which I take full responsibility. Gary Wright is hidden by some celebrities and it seems he was born when his ShutdownRossi website has started.)
- Who are you, Gary Wright? This question is not a personal attack, just curiosity. The weird thing is that you are interested in Rossi’s criminal activity just because it’s connected to LENR/Cold Fusion. Ergo, you are a member of our community of LENR lovers- but nobody knows who you are. Why?

Gary, I am happy to see you are also using the Gordian Nots style of my 20 Problem Solving Rules- therefore you know that what you do not say, the implicit questions you do NOT answer is/are more relevant than what you say. How could Rossi fake his experiments with a zero excess heat device? Again where are the people whom he has done harm? Why so many people who had been in touch with him have rejected his invention but also many people and some smart and nice sincerely and in the disinterested mode are his friends?  Have you commented about his Italian fans and associates, about the Swiss presentation and now about the
Swedish TV issue how could he mesmerize known scientists, smart journalists and a well reputed TV channel to appear there? Corruption and Hanlon’s Rule explain it all?

The rest of Gary’s paper is mainly about Rossi not many new things but systematically presented.

It is obvious Gary does not like my request that if the very improbable happens and Rossi puts a working generator on the market he (Gary) should make seppuku and asks reciprocity i.e. something similar from the supporters of Rossi in case it is finally and absolutely demonstrated he is fraud who has nothing, nor excess heat neither energy source.

The Great List of Rossi’s lies and other sins follow - quite useful. The suspect thing is that at all Rossi-sins-lies Gary starts with the formula: “I am NOT the one who…”  Why?

, Gary emphasizes the fact that Rossi is lying, NOT he; I think nobody has suspected him- this would be possible only with a very split personality and I am ab ovo excluding this fantastic possibility: Rossi is a religious person and his remorse for engineering a fraud can motivate him to simultaneously write about his sins and ask to be punished/stopped (It is not my idea I have read it at one anti-Rossi Italian website authored by “Serena”- if true this a problem of psychiatry- but I think it is nothing real)
With whom, or with “what’ is Gary dialoguing? I have accused him that he is threatening people with calling them to court for their opinion, he negates this saying I have misunderstood and misinterpreted his words, however as far I know nobody has said Gary is kind of destructive. competition of Rossi. What I have read on an Italian anti-Rossi site – a crazy idea of “Serena” is absolutely unbelievable and I have ignored it- I mention it for the first and last time.

The list of sins is spectacular, serious moral flaws and can be overturned only if Rossi has indeed a kW level working heat generating device. If he has one, even if not perfect, the lies remain lies but have to be interpreted quite differently.

I have added a lie to the list –Rossi actually don’t needs and don’t wants a patent and this has a generated a cascade of questions from Gary putting in doubt his abilities to understand a situation. I will try to answer systematically:

A) Rossi has many flaws but even you have NOT told he is lacking intelligence;

B) Even if somebody is not good in writing patents it is possible to hire a specialist;

C) Rossi’s “fighting” patent application WO 2009125444 is very badly conceived and written, a weak one. Just please compare it with Piantelli’s WO/2012/147045, WO 2010/058288 and WO/1995/020816; these make KO Rossi’s patent in the first minute. Rossi\s patent can only intentionally be so bad.

D) The Italian patent of Rossi has absolutely no value except the bureaucratic one.

E) Some of my patent expert friends agree with my logic and idea, say know this standard trick. Dear Gary, ask you experts, please and make a bit SunTzu reading it will help – if you will be called in the court too. You also need much better Rossi-speak to English dictionary, I think

F) The problem is insoluble actually, we can ask Rossi if he really wants a patent, surely he will not answer, will not tell the truth, very probably he would be pleased to see you hanged on a higher branch than I am hanged; he does not like us both, but clearly he does not consider us his good friends, except if the impossible scenario of Serena works…

Gary, it is very much against the elementary Netiquette to call “Mr. X” somebody with whom you have corresponded a lot using first names as it is normal even if you are very angry...

“And in the future, Mr. Gluck, please try not to misrepresent my words”

In the future dear Gary please use the proper wording and try to be more realist and …Merry Christmas to you!


Saturday, December 22, 2012


“Create constancy of purpose toward improvement”
 (W. Edwards Deming)

I deeply believe in the value of KNOW WHO and therefore I try to publish interviews with providential persons in my modest Blog. I have succeeded to discuss here with the frontline fighters of LENR, with the Bisinis who are indeed able to think well, and I had the unique privilege to be informed by the Goddess of Wisdom about the causes of the present multi-Crisis:
(I made an unpardonable gaffe forgetting to ask Her if, when and how will this Crisis end, so I have to continue that historical discussion)
Now- I see that LENR is at crossroads, however few of its few supporters are really aware of the fact and its implications, however some decisions of great caliber have to be taken –fast! Ergo, I have asked the Zeitgeist of LENR- formerly known as the Spirit of Cold Fusion, a relatively young descendant of the Soul of Energy- for the following interview. Not an easy job, ZoL is an independent thinker who has the nasty habit to answer questions with better and smarter questions.

Q: In your opinion, what is the state of the field? What is the problem?

A: I wonder you are asking this… 23 years and 9 months were not enough to you to understand both the outer problems- lack of empathy, our unjustly low reputation, sensationalist-negativist journalism forming the bad habit to use the field as a standard bad example and the inner problems: chronicized weaknesses of both the theories- I have a Babel of them and experiments – it seems that stepmother Nature gives barely audible signals/answers and only when She happens to be in a good mood. Prejudices, bad myths, memecracy (you have coined this idiotic but unfortunately realistic word!), horizontal slow progress- intolerable!

The situation has to be radically changed, – we need a lot of boldness- and I tell you now the great secret; it CAN BE changed!
Please erase the word “impossible” from your dictionary!

Q: I fully agree with you, dear Zeitgeist, but please tell me can we apply the Scientific Method for solving all these LENR problems?

A: Wrong question, the Scientific Method must be applied to
LENR exactly as our purist, scientifically oriented colleagues ask it. It is only a problem of timing and priority- but the decision must be final. I well know it is something difficult, I understand that Physics is in a state of crisis and I understand it clearly, not in your confused, unprofessional way. I well know that some, more or less neighboring fields also have the scientific problem- however not the curse of experimental crippledness. This has to be changed on a trans-disciplinary level and LENR must to contribute to a general solution too.
The problem is what to do in meantime?

Q: Excuse me, I am asking questions here, not you- what have we to do in meantime?

A: Excuse me, actually there is one certainty: we are NOT allowed to put LENR to hibernate just because the scientific method cannot be applied to it just now, and there are two questions;
a) what will we do in meantime?
b) what we must do in meantime?
If a) and b) are very different, I have great bad chances to remain a lab curiosity for long, long time.

Q: What is your prediction regarding what we will do?

What will you do in meantime? Perhaps what the black and grey sides of human nature dictate; LENRists will continue to do what they have done for almost 24 years, with the same old stuff in the same well known systems and we will expect better results. We will enter full speed the cul-de-sac experimental streets and we will continue to ignore your dirty poisoning hypothesis. We will continue to think that there is no essential difference between the
mW-W type LENR and the desired kW-MW LENR+- your own, inner prejudices, myths, traditions and memes being genuine powerful mental dictators.

Q: OK, Zeitgeist- it is a lot of pessimism in LENR circles and it is contagious; instead of complaining better say- what do you think we actually have to do, we must do?

 A: It is simple; you have to rethink what Good Mother Nature tries to explain you, in her special way. The barely audible signals have a deep signification and they are a hidden vital suggestion to you, our Mother says:
“You see, this is My LENR, it is weak and perishable but it is a start, come take it, change it, build your new, own LENR, make it thousand times more powerful, useful and rich, convert it from a nasty problem in a blessed energy solution!  I gave you the best brains in the Universe; Homo discontentus so take note- for this you do not need high tech auditory apparatuses but good sound amplifiers!”
That’s Mother Nature, when she whispers, she really whispers, but when she roars, then she ROARS!
What is more scientific than discussing with Nature?

Q: Again questions, ZoL! If what you say- that Nature dixit is true, then actually we have to combine the classic Scientific Method aiming to good theories supported by a lot of experiments with Problem Solving and the Technological Method which, horribile dictu, includes empirical methods
with no theoretical basis. Is this politically, no, excuse me,
scientifically, correct?

A: It is realistically unavoidable, pragmatically useful and materialistically necessary – research is discovery, but it is also
competition and yes, it is business too. And this is true for all the other fields too, not only for our LENR. And if, God forbid! it happens somebody will be able to build a commercial energy generator working well and thoroughly tested for safety prior of understanding all the minute details of the process but knowing its very principles, what then? Will the skies fall? On the contrary I think- science will obtain what it needs to apply its method in the optimal way.

Q: Zeitgeist, the method from your sketch does more than mix Science and Technology and even gives more than a combination of these, do you agree to call it the Hybrid Method
of solving the LENR problem?

A: Why not? It is very strong symbiosis of science and technology. It seems the two outsider intruders in LENR, Rossi and Defkalion are both trying just this now. My fans have given very mixed reactions to this New Wave in LENR and this is justified only in part by the trend of the newcomers to over (?)-protect their intellectual-experiment based property. We don’t know much about what are these researchers doing but I bet they do apply the Hybrid Method.

Q: May I ask you about Andrea Rossi? The best living US LENR journalist has decided to ignore his work completely and a site aiming to shut him down says communist style they “will be happy to meet you in court” if you dare to disagree with their opinion and agenda of debunking Rossi as a fraud and scammer. What do you think?

A: About that Gary Wright? You told he has strong certainties- however not strong enough to sign an official document that he will make seppuku if Rossi succeeds to demonstrate and put on the market a commercial Ni-H energy generator. I hope his message from above is a product of his weird sense of humor.
About Andrea Rossi? Actually I am convinced, much more firmly than you, that he has discovered something new and very important for LENR. How? He knows! He says that evil forces
are making impossible for him to get a solid patent. The truth is that he does not need and does not want any patent, because he
first of all he wants to keep his process, his problems, his weaknesses, his errors and searches as secret as possible as long as he can. LENR’s life without Rossi would be less interesting. To ignore Rossi is very risky- you have to explain his experiments, his promises and his successes- the newest being his show in the Swedish TV. A lot of good, smart and valuable people do believe Rossi. It is naïve to interpret his slogan “the market will decide” as not caring for science and scientists- we have no idea who are his associates and helpers. His generators are essential his manners, methods and mythologies are only context.

 Q: And what do you think about Defkalion?

A: I know they are your friends, and I also know why- I am a spirit.
They are obviously using the Hybrid Method and they have told how they have arrived here. They claim to have used many sources of information/inspiration and this includes many natural phenomena- so they got the message of Mother Nature and are building their own variant of LENR deliberately changing both hydrogen and metal (nickel) very far from the natural states.
They try to have a good working relationship with my main community. This includes theorists and their theories- they seem to say that some theories are quite deep, but no one is broad enough! I am very optimistic regarding their Canadian future first of all because they obviously are able to understand complexity
perhaps better than anybody else in the field.

Q: Why are you emphasizing complexity when we have so many simple theories and when our duty as scientists is to use mercilessly Occam’s Razor?

A: Why are you contradicting yourself? I am not reading everything you write, I am a busy and unhappy spirit and I need optimist and good info and reading, however I have noted the chutzpah in your statement:”Cold Fusion is too complex to be let to the physicists” You was 45 years old when you had to do some research in biochemistry; do you remember how difficult it was to make your homework? And your wise friend Chris Tinsley has told “Cold Fusion is to Hot fusion what biochemistry is to chemistry” and he was right. A great pity we have lost him so fast, but he surely is in a pleasant place heated with LENR. (So is the other place too but this is not relevant now)
OK, LENR is much more complex, diverse and surprising than we usually imagine. It can not be explained by a single theory. Please understand that here enters the Technological Method, its role is to find out how to convert extreme inner complexity in tame outer simplicity and usability- and this happens in your car, TV, PC, mobile phone etc. and will happen in your Hyperion too if you will succeed to survive the next year. Nothing is more counter-productive and dangerous in research than ignoring or trying to by-pass the formidable inherent complexity of things.
You speak about Occam’s Razor as if you are using it daily.
Have you read the literature of it? Do you grasp its limits? Do you see that its place is on the interface you get in contact with and not inside the working systems? It is in thinking and not in the reality per se. LENR’s powerful complexity does not care much for Occam’s Razor and has not much to do with Dr. Occam’s other tools as axe, hammer, scissors, scalpel, boomerang, needles- But you need these for good thinking.

Q; Zeitgeist, do you think this Hybrid Approach will get LENR out of trouble and will ennoble it in a real source of energy?

A: Yes, Peter, I am firmly convinced, and I think very soon the history of LENR will be a triumphal march or more.
I am a spirit; however a human spirit and it still is a slight possibility that I am not inerrant.  And you know the saying:”Errare humanum est”, as the ancient Greeks used to say.

Monday, December 17, 2012


Motto: How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?  Paul Sweeney

It should be generally accepted as a universal truth the fact that with every day of our lives, we are getting older. We can of course chose any other word instead of ‘older’, there is quite a wide range - smarter, wiser, nicer, richer, fatter. However those would be no longer acceptable as universal truths, because we evolve differently during our timeline, depending on a great number of factors.

I have browsed through the Quote Garden this evening, like every time when I plan to write something, in search of a nice motto. As expected, patience is regarded mostly as a virtue, the aptitude of wise people. Perfectly qualifying as one of the ways out of the so-called crisis (or better say one of the ways to survive in the new world paradigm which we are experiencing lately).

Why choose ‘patience’ as a way ahead? First reason that comes to mind is because I admire it in some people around. Of course not all people who do not (re)act can be qualified as patient, there is a fine line between virtue and weakness, just as in all character features. 

What would then be the definition of patience in my view?

I would describe 'patience' as a certain type of action (or even a certain lack of an obvious action), at a certain moment, sustained over a certain time, triggered by a certain evaluation of a certain situation, correlated with a certain decision regarding the best choice of action, with the ultimate purpose of achieving a certain goal in the wisest possible manner.

Have I lost you already? ...

Have a little patience and try reading it again, perhaps even putting it in a certain context relevant for your own experience (sometime when you really believed you were patient...). I strongly believe that if any of the components in that phrase are missing, then the action cannot be qualified as patience and the person is not really patient. If the time line is wrong or if the evaluation of the situation is not proper or if the choice of action (or lack of it) is mistaken or if the purpose is not achieved, then we actually deal with bad results or at least with missed opportunities.

The most frequent mistakes made by impatient people are either uselessness (unneeded actions which do not harm but also do not help anyone, are just a waste of energy) or even destructiveness (usually actions without reasonably understanding the situation). The difference is most important for the impact on the community around the impatient person, as some actions which seem just useless for some, are destructive for others.

Sometimes the actions of the impatient can be constructive, but this would be mostly triggered by coincidence. A chain of lucky coincidental events can trigger the persistence of the impatient in his / her behavior and even a gradual worsening of the destructive potential. Usually such person is not even ill-intended, as in case of planned destructive behavior we usually deal with patient planners.

On the other hand, patience does not mean just waiting loooong before you answer a question or endlessly gathering data before acting in a certain direction. The patient’s wisdom comes from knowing exactly when is time to act and when is time to wait and see or listen or gather more information. This knowledge is partially inherited, partially educated and partially driven by experience. Therefore the sooner you experience harmful effects of your own impatience, the faster you get better at feeling that right moment or at choosing those right battles. Just like John Dryden said almost 400 years ago: ‘Beware the fury of a patient man’.

And so, the second reason why I have thought about this way ahead was because I have begun to build on my skills in terms of patience and have already learned that the best possible teacher is the negative experience.

And cooking... well, this is a big part of it, and the motto is very much right. And I realize more and more how much I miss the regular patience lessons from my kitchen. The childhood for example was a constant lesson of patience - either queuing for food or waiting for miracles to come out of the oven. I was always amazed about how long can half an hour really be, when you are not allowed to open the oven door, no matter how curious you are whether the cake is really growing. Because once you opened it prematurely, the disaster was guaranteed. And back in my childhood there was no glass window on the oven door… There was also clear for how long you have to mix the eggs with the sugar so that they become puffy enough. 

I also knew how long it takes to get to my grandmother by train and already learned that sleeping and talking makes the time go faster. And I was never really a train sleeper …

Usually there is a direct (but reasonable!) correlation between good things and waiting time.

When I was very young, there was one Romanian movie called “Hurry up slowly!” My mother liked the title so much (the movie was also nice…), that she tried for years to carve those words into my mind. I believe she was never really happy with the results of her efforts, as I was always more the type ‘Oh God, give me Patience! NOOOOW!”

Lately I have seen that it is better to slow down and take more time to understand things before acting based on my emotions. I believe this is especially important when people experience negative feelings, which are usually bad advisers. There is something to be learned from stones, rivers and trees, but also from birds and bees, or from predators and prays. We should learn to be patient without forgetting that we need to act in time, efficiently and in the direction of our purpose.

The way in which a wisely patient person chooses to live his/her life should be highly correlated with one of the roots I approached last year, respectively ‘the tolerance’. Such a person should know just how much he/she can tolerate without action, what action needs to be taken and why, when and for how long, so that the result is consistent with the intended purpose. And this can be best achieved when it comes naturally, part intuitive and part reasoned, in a beautiful combination of self-confidence, maturity and courage. And in order to achieve this, some of us need a lifetime, some less and some even longer than that.

This Christmas I wish to all of you that you may learn the lesson of patience early enough in your life so that you can contribute in teaching it to others.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Georgina Popescu

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Election Septoes

Socialist Liberal Alliance - perfect nonsense, sure winner!

Seemingly, future is never what it seems.

The most powerful bond is mutual blackmail.

Samson trusted Delilah, got betrayed... what else?...

Castor and Polux started by being brothers...

Sunday, December 9, 2012

IS COLD FUSION NATURAL? (an essay in questions and counter-questions)

 It is well known by the experts and I also have emphasized this many times- good questions are more important, relevant, efficient, stimulating and lasting than the best answers. Our field, cold fusion or LENR has problems described by our leader Edmund Storms, based on his very personal experience, so:

“I have been studying LENR for 22 years and have run hundreds of experiments, most of which were unsuccessful and all of which could not be replicated at will.  I have read every paper. A huge data base supports the field. The problem now is the inability to agree about what this data base means. In other words, we do not agree about an explanation. Each example you show has a unique characteristic that does not apply to CF, which describing would be a waste of time. 
Until a useful explanation is achieved, the effect will not be made reproducible because too many variables affect the process.  Presently, success has been based on luck. Luck can start a search, but it does not make a reliable technology".
(quoted with the kind permission of the author)

My own experience is degrees of magnitude smaller than Ed’s, however my collection of disillusions, my worry, my silent chronic desperation, my negative enthusiasm, my desire to contribute to a Solution- is all very serious.
Now, I have supposed that the question:
“Is cold fusion natural?”
is a good one and will be able to reveal decisive facts and generate valuable ideas that can radically change, even reverse a rather unhappy situation.

You know the Question- its short answer is NO! And a bit longer answer is YES! Both are correct and in the same time incorrect, you have guessed- this is a question with a special answer, a MU answer, much beyond and over Yes and/or No... As the majority of self-educated thinkers and intellectuals, I also have first learned about Mu from the book of Robert Pirsig:

My Italian friends can read my 2006 presentation: “Is there an energy crisis? A Mu answer to an incomplete question.” dedicated to my much regretted dear friend Claudio Ciavarolli who was a Buddhist. [1]
This Mu answer means we have to improve the question and a question’s natural (i.e. based on its interrogative nature) allies are other complementary questions or counter-questions (CQ) that is, investigating the question itself.  Let’s try:

CQ- actually which kind of CF is natural or not natural?

Cold Fusion as we already know it and Ed Storms says it, is far from being in an optimal situation. From the point of view of theories it is merely a combination of Far West and a bazaar of ideas and explanations created by people united both by optimism -long term and silent desperation for the present situation
There is a broad range of diverse experimental results that show very clearly that the excess heat is real but does hide well its natural trend to be useful too. Excess heat remains small, short-lived, and uncontrollable. But from this chaos a Great Question arises just to be sent back traditionally with anger: we have only one form of Cold Fusion or more?  CQ has cold fusion a plural? It is a question about natural- how does Nature work? Is Nature ideal, full of wisdom, using the best economical ways and then surely in this case:”Nature has only one mechanism to produce LENR” and this mechanism works both in the Pd-D and the Ni-H systems more or less alike. Or on the very contrary, Nature’s unique ambition is to be interesting, not good, wise or efficient, Nature is incredibly rich an creative, Nature knows only solutions but no problems and waste is her mode of action and then why should be imposed any damned limits on the variants of cold fusion? Why not, as I have predicted in
there are more ways to the much desired technologically valuable cold fusion, but most of them practically inaccessible?
My readers know that I have my place in the CF bazaar; I am selling rather unorthodox ideas. Yes, I think there are two main variants of CF one is interesting the other is useful, and, quite paradoxically, even more interesting than the first one. Society-wide a Niagara of  skepticism pours over interesting CF, and the existence of useful CF is not accepted even by many who know that the interesting variant is real only unfortunately not well manageable.
I had using the name LENR+ for the useful species of cold fusion.
To repeat my argument very shortly, I think Pd D is able to generate only a very small number of active sites, now called NAE and in the inherent conditions of electrolysis, most NAE are poisoned and inactivated irreversibly. The system is not able to serious intensification and/or scale-up and will never grow up technologically.  If it will, during my lifetime, I will sincerely celebrate my lack of inerrancy.
The newer classic branch of CF/LENR is using man made NAE i.e. smart nanostructures. For the time given it seems the systems have limited spatial densities of NAEs, only partial ability to regenerate and too short lifetimes. If somebody will make a preformed nanostructures-based system to give useful energy above the 1kW level, I will arrange that my blunder should be included in the Guinness Book. However, till then I will repeat that neither Pd-D nor the smartest nanostructures are not energy-dense enough to be used as sources of energy. To further erode my popularity I will say that what Rossi has quasi-discovered very probably a method to generate many NAEs at higher temperature dynamically, a lot are generated, some react, some are destroyed but this is a process in some equilibrium. Short lifetime of NAE is not more a problem! It is continuous renewal and replacement. The system is never NAE-less!  Defkalion has understood the potential, the problems and the way to develop this idea.
Defkalion has mercilessly modified the structure of nickel aiming to intensify the continuous NAE-genesis at high temperatures. . In order to make these NAE more efficient and productive, the hydrogen must be converted to a reactive form, molecular H2 being lazy and relatively inert. (and poor interesting cold fusion tries to use it as such!) I consider this vision as logically consistent, and I believe that useful CF was already created and is just now growing up faster than you will think.

Is interesting cold fusion natural? Yes, because it is there in the systems used but unfortunately it belongs to a category of very rare and rather weak phenomena. No, because the systems itself are not natural; for example, as far I know deuterium is nowhere separated naturally from the light hydrogen isotope.

Is useful cold fusion natural? First answer is a strong No because the very nature of both the metal and of hydrogen are so radically modified from their natural, let say standard state. But it is also a clear Yes because it seems that some forms of Cold Fusion/LENR do happen in Nature, Defkalion’s ICCF-17 paper speaks about “LENR in nature. What we already know” [3] and they say natural CF/LENR has inspired them for working out their proprietary heat generating method/process. (just to mention, it is about non-biotic forms of CF.)
I think it is encouraging that we have some relatives of cold fusion in Nature, but perhaps it is not vital. Mankind has created unnatural (more precisely man-made) things that work perfectly for us combining and transforming natural raw materials- there is no other. (Re)read please my paper “Technology- mon amour” It is unique, however in more senses of this adjective.

CQ- just to not forget- what does “natural” mean?

Natural is an over-abused commercially exploited, ideologically misused, many times misunderstood poor word. Adjectives are so slippery and so vulnerable!
This question being important but not on the main thinking line of these writing I recommend you to read first this:  There is not about cold fusion but so many fundamental issues can be asked and discussed here as;
CQ- is life natural? Is cognition natural? If Yes than how and why? If No then how could life and thinking be created- and are they omnipresent in the Universe or is our Planet a singular privileged place?
Alternatively hot questions in the worst sense can be also asked as is homosexuality a “crime against Nature”? Before trying to answer please read:
It seems sometimes Nature is very unnatural.

CQ- natural or not natural, is this the question, or not?

For the start we will define natural simply as pre-existing in the Nature; this question is then: is it so very important for cold fusion to be present in some form in Nature. Fire is obviously natural, cold fission has happened at Oklo [2], hot fusion heats the stars, hydro-, solar-, wind- geothermal energies are genuinely natural, however this does not mean that using them does only good or some good to Mother Nature to our environment.
There are possible also endless discussions about Man playing Nature (not God perhaps) as making GMO (genetically modified organisms). It is not advisable to anger a hornets’ nest. Please use
“natural” with care.

CQ- What means to understand Nature and natural realistically?

This is about capturing mentally the essence of Nature, the very nature of Nature inexhaustible richness and limitless interesantity
at all levels and places due to complexity, dynamics and diversity.
If you develop a realistic vision and use a bold approach, you will
Understand that (this being true for Cold Fusion theories) that homosexuality cannot be categorized as a crime against Nature but some simplifications definitely are so
The solution of the vital Cold Fusion problem i.e. the conversion
of the interesting variant in the useful one is made by increasing
complexity in the system in a creative and intelligent way and not by some simplification.
Or: “Is cold fusion is too complex a matter to be left to physicists?

CQ- Is cold fusion an unnatural energy i.e.  harmful for the Nature?

Recently, Mark Gibbs, Forbes columnist who has inspired some of my CF writings here has published this paper: “Cold Fusion and Unintended Consequences"
My natural reaction to it was negative enthusiasm; first of all I was not able to understand Mark’s motivation. As a journalist I was shocked by the two absolutely inadequate analogies from the
first part of the paper, with cats and mosquitoes that have nothing to do with cold fusion’s advent, the unintended consequences are much better defined here as side effects. Side effects are essential in technology, in problem solving and in medicine. I hope you have never forgotten my problem solving Rule that says:

No. 6. NOT the main desired positive effect, but those secondary negative and/or undesired effects decide in most cases if a solution is implemented.

But the Gibbs paper signifies no solution is possible ever for Mankind’s energy problem because radioactive wastes are absent at our useful cold fusion- ask Defkalion! and see how important is to use a proper name for this technology: The technology is ecologically harmless and will have (I predict) an exponential development however not disruptive. As regarding it’s dangerously low price the moneytheist societies know well how free meals can be sold at a good price. Do not worry! An old Romanian tale describing the futility of this kind of worry is hidden here: (the first part of the tale)

CQ- CF and human nature. What is the essence of human nature?

What can we learn from the discovery and the stubborn survival?
from the past miseries and the coming splendors of cold fusion
about the essence of human nature?

A fundamental question that everybody has to ask, implicitly or explicitly is the relation between Nature and Man, and this leads to an other one: what’s the true essence of the human nature? Is it the same as Nature’s nature or is it different?
A quotation I have found a few years ago in an ad of a Hungarian naturist restaurant says it: “Nature has no Problems, only Solutions”
What means it to have a problem? You state that something is not as you like it and you try to change it in your favor. (If you don’t try than you have troubles not problems). In practice we are drowned in problems, crises are endemic and endless and not only for cold fusion.
I have studied the problem of the essence of human nature for many years and now I will tell you the conclusions- I dare to think you are interested in this as much as in cold fusion.

What we are not?

Homo bonus or Homo malus- good man or bad man- because Good and Evil are Siamese twins.

Homo sapiens- it is not allowed to call wise a species with an auto destructive suicidal demographic strategy and with an education system based on accumulation of bare facts not on stimulating thinking.

Homo doctus- is not valid either, so few people are striving for real knowledge and ignorance- arrogant ignorance is so popular.

Homo faber-or Homo ingeniosus- despite my deep respect for technology, it is obvious that statistically the destructive trends are so strong and weapons are the most evolved things man has ever created. And as long as we take more than 80% of our vital energy from burning a primitive, destructive and harmful process that degrades complex structures to simple gases- the use of “faber” is to be excluded.

Homo ludens (playing) or Homo gloriosus (bragging) are about almost general specific human traits but are not sufficiently relevant.

Karl and Friedrich, two bookworms with few contacts with reality and real people, had a very harming idea: Homo pauper (proletarius) is by definition, birth, existence good, honest, smart and full of other virtues and has the very mission to lead the world, obviously after eliminating his natural enemy, Homo copiosus- the rich one. This idea was the source of great catastrophes, of rivers of tears and blood, epidemics of pauperity and misery.  It has hit me too. This happens every time when a category is declared to be kind of Homo privilegiatus always on some obscure criteria, never based on merits. Don’t worry Homo copiosus has survived and is increasingly rich but being only 1% of the population- richness is not human nature.
Eventually, Homo alienos- (strange) is not justified, exactly as
many other beings, Man is as he is and barely could be different...

What we are?

I don’t care if I am original here or not: I have decided that discontent is the essence of the human nature, and our name is HOMO DISCONTENTUS. A Google search proves both my originality and my inability to convert Homo discontentus in a meme. I have to add that I am speaking not about a whining passive discontent, but one inspiring action, first of all problem solving and creative progress.
You will find many examples (as cold fusion) proving that this is true. However the first negative effect is that contented people are extremely dangerous for the human society, they are against changes and improvements, dislike progress and are always on the part of the problems and not of that of solutions. They try to live  by the and from the problems and thus are actively creating problems. Such people make even simple problems to be wicked. They poison society and life. Just look to people who think that Nature being God’s creation is perfect, to our education system and to those on the sunny side of social inequalities. An extreme example is North Koreans who being completely brain-washed are contented (even enthusiastic!) with a dynasty of bloody dictators; contentization = imbecilization, destruction of human nature.

My cold fusion life was a long alternation of the four seasons of
discontent. When the first application of useful cold fusion will become commercial, our human nature will ask loudly for better and greater CF energy generators. And so on…


[1] Peter Gluck: “C’è una crisi energetica? Una risposta MU ad una domanda incompleta”
“Energia Infinita” Convegno organizzato dall’ONNE
Osservatorio Nazionale Nuove Energie 11-14 Maggio 2006
Grottammare (AP)

[2] Natural nuclear fission reactor:

[3] John Hadjichristos, Menelaos Koulouris, Aris Chatzichristos
“Technical characteristics & performances of the Defkalion’s Hyperion pre-industrial product.”
17th International Conference on Cold Fusion, Daejeon, Korea, 12-17 August 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012


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